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How to uninstall Atom from your system

This web page is about Atom for Windows. Here you can find details on how to uninstall it from your computer. The Windows release was developed by GitHub Inc.. Further information on GitHub Inc. can be seen here. Atom is frequently installed in the C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\..\atom directory, depending on the user's decision. Atom's complete uninstall command line is C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\..\atom\Update.exe --uninstall. The program's main executable file has a size of 6.87 MB (7207936 bytes) on disk and is labeled atom.exe.

Atom installs the following the executables on your PC, occupying about 29.78 MB (31226624 bytes) on disk.

  • squirrel.exe (1.44 MB)
  • atom.exe (6.87 MB)
  • squirrel.exe (1.42 MB)
  • node.exe (5.56 MB)
  • ctags-win32.exe (308.00 KB)
  • atom.exe (6.87 MB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version 1.0.4 of Atom. You can find below a few links to other Atom versions: to view all...
Some files and registry entries are frequently left behind when you uninstall Atom.

Directories that were left behind:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Atom

The files below are left behind on your disk when you remove Atom:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\atom\Update.exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Atom\Cache\data_0
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Atom\Cache\data_1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Atom\Cache\data_2

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\application/atom+xml

How to delete Atom from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Atom is an application released by the software company GitHub Inc.. Sometimes, people try to erase it. Sometimes this is efortful because performing this manually requires some skill regarding PCs. The best SIMPLE procedure to erase Atom is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and general utility to clean your computer.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with the program's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good package of tools.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs installed on your computer will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you find Atom or simply click the Search field and type in "Atom". If it is installed on your PC the Atom app will be found very quickly. After you select Atom in the list of apps, the following information regarding the program is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating explains the opinion other users have regarding Atom, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the program you are about to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. accept the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall Atom.
Uninstall Atom

8. After removing Atom, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of Atom that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing Atom using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

Your PC will remain clean, speedy and ready to serve you properly.

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
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The text above is not a recommendation to remove Atom by GitHub Inc. from your computer, nor are we saying that Atom by GitHub Inc. is not a good software application. This page simply contains detailed info on how to remove Atom supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2015-08-05 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2015-08-05 17:07:13.183